VW Golf Mk1
This VW Golf Mk1 arrived as a paint stripped bodyshell, which needed the usual Mk1 Golf rust repairs ( sills, arches, spare wheel well, filler cap area ) and also a change of roof skin, to a more suitable non sunroof version. We then started converting it into a Classic Touring Car. This involved, seam welding, seat mounts, 6 point bolt in roll cage, and strengthening as per the period homologation papers. After its coat of shiny Black paint it was shipped back to the client for completion.
Here is the completed car competing at Donington Park ( JIm Morris )
Here is a period shot of it in action in the 1980s
This daily driver VW Golf GTi Mk1 came to us to rectify a bit of body filler skulduggery around the boot floor area. We cut out and replaced the rotten sections with new metal. The repaired areas were then prepared and primed ready for the owner to get a full repaint in Mars Red.
Strip and rebuild of my Mk1 Golf rally car: 2014/15 and beyond…..
After number of years of competing in road rallies, the old Golf is getting a bit tired. The big decision was made to fit a new engine and also have a proper weld-in roll cage; as the 6 point bolt-in item (fitted in 1996) was not really doing a good job of strengthening the 'shell. The car took me 10 years to build, so a similar time frame is to be expected during the rebuild!
As predicted, after 5 years I have only managed to get it acid dipped and do a bit of fabrication. Maybe it will take me 15 years to restore/rebuild...?
This Silver Mk1 Golf GTi was delivered to us in the summer of 2015 for it to be re-commissioned after being in storage for a few years. The running gear and engine were given the once over, and the dreaded bodywork corrosion was rectified, followed by a splendid new coat of Silver paint.
Mk1 Golf race car
We have been tasked with restoring this Mk1 Golf GTi bodyshell and turning it into a Gp2 race car